13 Mouthwatering Rib Recipes

By Pie Squared
Created February 24, 2017
Ribs Hero
Burgers, hot dogs, steak? They ain’t got nuthin’ on these mouthwatering ribs. MORE+ LESS-

Slow up there, summer. As the end-of-the-season schedules start to stack up, and you try to figure out how to get to the beach, the festival, the house party and maybe a stray Dinner in White—all in one afternoon—maybe it’s time to chill with a rack of drop-off-the-bone tenderness. As the wise ones say: Dance like nobody’s watching. Eat ribs like nobody’s counting the bones.


1. Ribs with Caramelized Sticky Sauce

At first glance, you’ll think that you need extra napkins to serve these sticky-sweet Asian-inspired ribs. But we realized: with ribs, it’s not just polite to lick your fingers. It’s the ultimate compliment.


2. Grilled Chipotle Peach BBQ Ribs

A little Southern-sweet from chopped peaches, a little Southwestern kick from adobo sauce. The love child of the two is something to be adored. And devoured.


3. Taco Seasoned Ribs

Taco Tuesday can’t come fast enough, you say? How about a time-out with another delicious spice-rubbed recipe, made super-easy using a pre-blended taco seasoning mix. Dang, that was simple.


4. Slow-Cooker Country-Style Ribs and Sauerkraut

This is taking ribs slow and extra-easy. If there’s such a thing as a vintage recipe, this is it: extra-meaty country-style ribs, tossed in the slow cooker in the a.m. to turn your p.m. into pure heaven.


5. Slow-Cooker Thai Style Ribs

That taste bud-exploding combo: cilantro, gingerroot, garlic, peanuts, Sriracha. And as if that’s not BAM-y enough, you just toss it all in a slow cooker.


6. Sweet-and-Spicy Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs

Making your ribs and your sauce from scratch is incredibly rewarding. And we define “incredibly rewarding” as, the cook is the first person to get third helpings.


7. Hot and Spicy Ribs

Rub-a-dub-dub. That’s the secret behind these flame throwing delights—and no skimping on the hickory wood smoking either. This is what earns you the title: Master Griller.


8. Chipotle Salsa Ribs

A classic grilling approach, fired up with chipotle and citrusy flavors. Anyone got a match? Because this is how we do meat.


9. Grilled Zesty Lemon Spareribs

The flavor is unexpected and addictive: these ribs get extra zip from lemon in the sauce. The prep work can be done well ahead of the BBQ, so when guests show up, it’s showtime and chow time.


10. Slow-Cooker Caribbean Jerk Baby Back Ribs

Dry rubs are key to the slow, steady heat that barbecue experts swear by, and our Caribbean-inspired rub brings out the best in your ribs. And you didn’t think they could get any better. Silly you.


11. Grilled Pork Ribs with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

The secret sauce behind this secret sauce is adobo: that mix of ground chilies, herbs and vinegar that makes you discover taste buds you didn’t even know you had. Shh. It’s your secret now.


12. Grilled Sweet and Sassy Ribs

An ode to keeping it simple: four ingredients in a two-step cooking process. You’ll eat it all in one sitting.


13. Chinese Barbecued Ribs

Savory/sweet ribs always please a crowd. The catch is, these super-tender, Asian-inspired ribs will disappear in no time, so make sure you tuck away an extra rack for after the party wraps up. You’ve earned it.